• 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport: Do Bright Colors Work for Trucks? (News)

    2018 ram 1500 hydro blue sport
    2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport

    Do bright colors work for pickup trucks? The answer is a clear and loud “Yes” when it comes to Ram trucks. The 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport edition joins a lineup of other brightly colored Sublime green, Copper, and Ignition Orange special edition trucks.

    The vivid blue color is contrasted by blacked out badging, black-decaled hood, and a choice of 22-inch or 20-inch gloss black rims. 2WD Hydro Blue trucks will be rolling on 22s, which the 4×4 models will be fitted with 20-inch rims. New for 2018 is the body-colored grille with black inserts and “RAM” letters.

    The interior features blue stitching and accents throughout. The main theme of the interior is once again black, and leather is optional. The 2018 Ram Hydro Blue Sport 2WD will start at $46,060 before the $1,395 destination fee. The special edition will be limited to 2,000 units and this will be the last specialty truck that Ram announces during the 2017 calendar year.

    The 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue goes on sale in November 2017, and you can see it in person at the 2017 San Antonio, TX auto show this week.

    Watch the Ram 1500 4×4 Night Edition tackle the Gold Mine hill trail.

    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
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    29 thoughts on “2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport: Do Bright Colors Work for Trucks? (News)

    1. Bright colors are a needed thing across the automotive landscape. I’m tired of the standard white/black/silver/plain red/dark green/plain blue. Chrysler has always come up with great bright colors.

      1. OffroadDunce – – –

        ORD: “I’m tired of the standard white/black/silver….”

        Absolutely. Although I too have been guilty of buying the 4 non-colors (B,W,S,G). Up until 2016, 92% of all cars world wide have been one of those!

        But the time for flash and bling has arrived! I understand the at blue (of any shade) will be the next “White”. I surely hope so.

        Maybe Robert Ryan can comment more knowledgeably than I on this: If my memory serves, the Australian Dept. of Highways (or whatever it’s called) did a study on car colors and accident rates.
        Conclusion: Among conventional colors, including the 4 non-colors, there was no significant difference in accident frequency. BUT, there were 4 other colors that did make a difference:
        1) Ferrari RED
        2) Safety (Construction) YELLOW
        3) Blaze ORANGE (as used by hunters)
        4) Fluorescent lime GREEN.
        Maybe well see more of those colors too now!


        1. Daniel – – –

          Completely off topic (sorry, guys):
          If you continue to check this article’s comment section, I can give you some summary info on the “rolling” data method of sales analysis (vs regular).

          I don’t think Andre is going to publish those graphs this late: It’s probably considered “old news” by now.

          Let me know. I’ll check here.


      2. Meh, I had a Torrid Red 2006 GTO and never liked the color. I would much rather have had silver or imperial blue because they were understated and boring

    2. Is this the first time Ram has offered 22″ wheels on a crew cab truck? I know the regular cab R/T had them. Sublime green, plumb crazy, Go Mango, hemi orange. All great classic mopar colors i’d like to see more of.

    3. I’m not a fan of these colors but do hand it to FCA for keeping the old Dodge flair around by offering out of the box paint colors and themes. This also keeps a dated product in the news and maybe brings in a few more sales.

      1. I agree it looks better than GM’s offerings. Let’s face it, this has been an incredibly successful design for Ram. I think the 19 model will be toned down and I’m not sure how it will appeal to the Ram faithful.

        1. X1. Even though I am a happy owner of a 2013 ford dually. I have to say that dodge (ram) trucks have been the best looking trucks on the road since 1994! Moondog, I believe your right that the ram faithful (including one that strayed in 2013) will not be happy if they change the basic design.

            1. If that is truly the final 2019 design and not just a fanciful prototype ram is going to need a lot more “special colors” available. May I suggest a lot of “pastels” because that sure ain’t a masculine look!

      1. And just think this is the “new design” we have been waiting for “Years in the making” and already most of the people who have seen photos are already disappointed. Where do they find these designers?

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